Bonjour! It’s National French Week for middle and upper school and students celebrated with a variety of fun (and educational) activities around campus. Thankfully, COVID didn't impact the celebration too much; from French-themed food like crepes and pain au chocolat at picnic lunches to playing petanque outside, students were still able to enjoy the activities even while socially distanced.
Aside from these fun cultural activities, students also honed their language and history skills by listening to music and playing trivia games in French. There were also several opportunities for students to watch French films online. The French Department partnered with different departments on campus as well. Middle School Art Teacher Elizabeth Wilson joined middle school to explore French-inspired artistic movements like impressionism and cubism by painting in the quarry, while Upper School Art Teacher Juan Negroni helped create cubist pieces using impressionist prints. SAGE helped celebrate with French foods, such as French onion soup, Niçoise salad with citrus vinaigrette, Rotisserie chicken, Quiche with ham and cheddar, potatoes au gratin, green beans, baby carrots, Ratatouille, and (last but not least!) meringue for dessert.
"National French Week was a well-needed break from the norm," said Upper School French Teacher Laila Kharrat, "and something that brought joy to many people this week!"
Très bien, Eagles!